Traditional design, complicated forms, and ornamentation are swept aside by sleek and industrial Modern architecture. Drawing inspiration from the famous Bauhaus Modernism movement, Modern buildings have embraced functional forms, simplicity, and minimalism in architectural and interior design. Since the initial conception of Modern architecture in the early 1920s, Modern architecture is still revered for its practicality, universality, and impressive style. The simple and functional design of Louw Roets designer furniture will blend elegantly with Modern architecture.



Minimalist style, practicality, and industrial flair have become synonymous with Modern architecture around the world. The geometric forms and embracement of simple lines ensure that Modern architectural buildings are eye-catching as they make a statement against natural settings or traditional buildings. We highlight all the key characteristics of Modern architecture to highlight the impressive architectural aspects of this design style.


Form follows function, a phrase coined by Modern architect Louis Sullivan, is embedded in the design of Modern architectural design. The design harmony between form and functionality arose from the Bauhaus Modernism movement. Bauhaus Modernism emerged from the revolutionary teachings regarding art, architecture, and furniture at the Bauhaus in Germany during the 1920s. Bauhaus Modernism strove to dismantle the prestige of art and intertwine design and craft in practical ways suitable to everyday life.

The emphasis Bauhaus Modernism places on practical art and functional forms are reflected in the design of Modern architecture. Modern architecture is created with functionality at the core of the design style. Creative expression is not placed prestigiously above the practical use of the Modern architectural space. The organic shapes of nature or the shifting influences of ornamentation in culture are rejected by Modern architecture who instead find value in the universality of practical designs that fulfil their function.


The focus on functionality in Modern architecture led to a rejection of the ornamentation present in traditional designs. For Modern architecture, ornamentation was wasteful and impractical for everyday use of the space. Simplicity becomes the essence of the design and craftsmanship of Modern architecture.

The adoption of simplicity was aimed at the improvement of the experience for the inhabitants who will either live or work in Modern architecture. A space that is devoid of unnecessary elaborate mouldings, heavy furnishings, and decorative elements transforms the sense of the space into that which is relaxing, peaceful, and stress-free. Modern architecture crafts a space for the modern person to find refuge in their simple oasis and feel inspired.

Simplicity is represented by the adoption of clean lines in Modern architecture. Any Modern building will incorporate strong and crisp lines in both the interior and exterior of the architectural design. The horizontal and vertical lines are typically extended to provide depth and impressive height to a Modern architectural space.



Modern architecture is immediately identifiable based on the use of geometric forms in the design style. Square and rectangular spaces are typically used due to the rectilinear nature of these forms and the increased functionality of the uniform space. The box-like designs of Modern buildings instil a dramatic effect in the architectural design and create an impressive statement especially when the buildings are situated against natural backdrops.

The use of geometric form elevates Modern architecture to the futuristic style it is often described as. This was especially the case when Modern architecture was first embraced in the 1920s. Buildings had been designed around classical architectural influences, such as Neo-Gothic and Victorian. The bold use of geometric forms demonstrated a turning point in architectural design that led the way into Modern and Postmodern architectural styles.

As a result of the geometric form of Modern architecture, the buildings typically have flat roofs and incorporate broad roof overhangs. Alongside the increased practicality of having usable roof space, the horizontal lines and open space of the roof resemble the ground to which the Modern building is connected. This provides Modern architecture with a grounded and sturdy impression on those who stand to admire these awe-inspiring buildings.



Modern architecture arose out of the innovations in construction technologies. As a result of the Industrial Revolution, modern materials such as glass, steel, and concrete became more easily accessible. Traditional architecture had only ever involved the use of stone, brick, and wood in their construction. The use of these modern materials in building design and construction was revolutionary of Modern architecture.

The use of brick and wood was not completely rejected by Modern architecture. Instead, Modern architecture used these materials in innovative ways to stamp a distinctively Modern touch on these traditional building materials. In Modern architecture, brick is left exposed to allow for the texture and rawness of the material to be showcased. The use of wood is treated with honesty and respect as the natural grains and knots are left to be celebrated and embraced in Modern architecture. The simplicity of the use of these traditional materials in Modern architecture is what highlights Modern aesthetics.

The distinctive use of glass, steel, and concrete in Modern architecture lends itself to an industrial design style. The industrial design style demonstrates an appreciation for raw and honest materials. Concrete floors, exposed piping and ducts, and the combination of metal and wood are characteristic of an industrial design style. Modern architecture embraces the integrity and honesty of materials from the industrial design style in both the interior and exterior of Modern buildings.

Despite the industrial flair, the simplicity of the materials lends sophistication to Modern architecture. The purity of Modern architectural design crafted by raw concrete, exposed brick, and steel piping balances with the simplicity and functionality that is quintessential to Modern buildings. The honesty of the materials provides elegance, practical usability, and comfortable sophistication to every Modern-designed space.


Traditional architecture is synonymous with box-like rooms where there is a walled-off space designated for dining, lounging, and cooking. Modern architecture broke down the walls of traditional architecture and turned the design style towards an open concept. As a result of using innovative materials, Modern architects were able to design buildings with wider spaces. You will find vast open spaces in Modern architecture and a flowing connection between the kitchen, lounge, and dining room. The open concept of Modern architecture crafts a cohesive experience in the space.


Modern architectural spaces often have a minimalist interior design style. Minimalist interiors are characterised by clean lines, functionality, and open spaces, therefore blending cohesively with Modern architectural style. The sleek style of Minimalism is achieved through the removal of clutter and unnecessary decoration, which is deemed virtuous by Modern architectural design.

Minimalism is more than just an interior design style. It is a philosophy that strives to achieve a better way of living in a space through simplicity and clarity. Minimalist spaces exude calmness and confidence in the design, which then balances beautifully against Modern architecture. Modern architecture strives to create spaces that enhance human comfort and the incorporation of minimalist interiors allows for a space of restful and joyous experiences.


A key sensation you will experience in Modern architecture is a connection between the interior and the outdoors. This is not done by drawing natural influences or organic movement into the design style, but Modern architects make use of large glass panelling and natural lighting to evoke an outdoor connection. The floor-to-ceiling glass panels that are typically encased in metal will provide seamless views of the natural landscape around you and allow your Modern space to be illuminated by the softness of morning sunshine.



Louw Roets designer furniture is a balance of functionality and simplicity. The comfortable yet sophisticated style of Louw Roets designer furniture will be ideally incorporated into a home, restaurant, or hotel with a Modern architectural design. Blend the clean lines, sleek style, and industrial flair of your Modern architecture with any of the Louw Roets designer furniture collections in your interior space.

The designing and manufacturing of Louw Roets designer furniture is a blending of local touches and international inspiration. Louw Roets designer furniture embraces Bauhaus Modernism concepts in each furniture piece with a specific focus on the Bauhaus Modernism concept of form follows function. Practicality is essential to the crafting of designer furniture that will have timeless utility and which will become integral in your daily life. We craft designer furniture that will be invaluable to your relaxed lifestyle in your sanctuary.

Louw Roets designer furniture is devoid of ornate detailing or excessive decoration. Rather, Louw Roets designer furniture embraces simplicity and clean lines in the crafting of each furniture piece. The Louw Roets Society Bar Chair is sincere in style and uncomplicated in design, yet through its simplicity, it is able to evoke sophistication and effortless purity. The leather seating ensures that the Louw Roets Society Bar Chair will blend into a Modern architectural space while still providing practical seating and constant comfort.


The rectilinear forms present in Modern architecture are reflected in many of the Louw Roets designer furniture pieces. From the Louw Roets Beam Light to the Louw Roets Society Dining Table to the Louw Roets Doko High Chair, you will find continuous use of geometric forms in the designer furniture collection. The practicality of these forms paired with the simplicity of the materials ensures Louw Roets designer furniture will be the perfect addition to a sophisticated Modern architectural space.

Louw Roets designer furniture is crafted out of innovative materials. You will find the effortless balance of glass, steel, and wood in many of the designer furniture pieces. The Louw Roets Hombre Table balances wood and sleek metal in an effortlessly Modern way. The integrity of the wood is upheld through the staining which allows the grain to be celebrated and the metal offers a cohesive contrast to the natural material.

Louw Roets designer furniture also embraces flowing lines and comfortable movement in the form. This touch of organic style can be incorporated into a Modern architectural space to add softness and comfort. The Louw Roets Split Chairs nestled around the Louw Roets Stellar Table with Round Wooden Top will evoke warmth and elegance to your crisp and industrial Modern architectural space.



Louw Roets designer furniture is crafted by a team of exceptional craftsmen in a boutique manufacturing process. Time, attention, and care are ensured through every step of the designing and production process to ensure the quality and elegant style of Louw Roets designer furniture is upheld. If you are interested in viewing the exceptional style of Louw Roets designer furniture for a Modern architectural space, you are warmly invited to our showroom based in Somerset West.

Louw Roets designer furniture celebrates simplicity and functionality and will reflect the core conceptual design of any Modern architectural space.